The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Holding Our Own Inc., and the Albany Social Justice Center invite community members; rape crisis programs; and leaders, organizers, and professionals from the advocacy, health care, mental health, community organizing, criminal justice, campus, law enforcement, and human services fields to attend our 2017 sexual assault prevention and intervention conference, Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities.
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities invites attendees to think critically about approaches to ending sexual violence; to re-imagine current mainstream responses, programs, and policies from a transformative justice lens; and to explore grassroots community alternatives to sexual violence intervention and prevention.
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities is a multi-day, multi-track, statewide conference on September 14-16 with plenaries, workshops, and panels that may include the following area of focus:
- Beyond Programs and Prisons: Community alternatives and thinking beyond the system to address sexual violence and build community accountability
- Institutional Advocacy: Challenging frameworks, interrupting harm, and creating alliances in institutional settings
- All or None: Uplifting the agency, knowledge, and needs of marginalized communities and identities and building a stronger anti-violence movement
- Self Care to Community Care: Nourishing and sustaining communities that can prevent sexual violence and heal trauma
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017